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's go to war with sesame street but give wall street a big, wet, kiss, that is call what got us into this mess, we spent four years digging out of it. >>> meanwhile, gingrich saying the numbers were good for the president, but the overall picture is still gloomy. >> i think it was a significant help to the president. imagine coming out at 8.2 following the debate, i mean people would have entered the week saying it is close to the end. so it is part of the whole process, the campaign will go down to the end. it will be one of the most interesting campaigns in american history, i think you will see it go back and forth somewhat. on friday, the imf said probably no recovery until 2018. >> more reaction from them on the president's debate in just a moment. but first, here is the gallop daily tracking poll, mitt romney closing the gap on president obama, who still leads by three points, 49-46, and taking to the tv air waves, the romney camp claiming the president's plan will increase taxes, here is the new ad. >> president obama continues to distort mitt romney's economic plan. the
-by shooting. we'll bring you more information as we learn more. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you again monday night. weekends with alex witt starts now. >>> gearing up. the top of the ticket getting ready for the nextdy bait today. and there's more fallout from the vice presidential debate today. live reports ahead. >>> early voting. could new numbers in today from key swing states tell us anything about what might happen november 6th? we're going to talk to an expert in the field. >>> sharks in florida, and football at ohio state. they might be the key to this year's presidential election. there are facts to back this up. >>> office politics. morning joe style. a prediction on how this election might turn out. good morning, everyone and welcome to "weekends with alex witt." new this morning, former president bill clinton will join rock star bruce springsteen at a campaign rally in ohio. the duo will appear in parma, ohio, on thursday, focusing on the economy and middle class. meanwhile, the second presidential debate is tuesday. president obama begins preparing today in virginia
latest on its path and when it might make a direct hit on the u.s. coastline. it is still expected to do heavy damage. the latest in a live report ahead. >>> ten days and counting. new polls out today in some key swing states. how might hurricane sandy affect the election? >>> in office politics, america at a crossroads. we stand on what this election means, big picture, with some of our colleagues, the buzz from the msnbc newsroom. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt" where you get to what's happening right now out there. we have this breaking news, sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm overnight but the threat to the u.s. remains. five states as well as d.c., they are under state of emergency. people along the east coast are preparing for the worst. residents are bagging sand and boarding up buildings. out-of-state power crews are on call, ready to move in after the storm. sandy's powerful winds and flooding rains battered the bahamas and caribbean and at least 43 people have died as a result of this storm so far. most of the deaths occurred in hai
govern. a brand-new nbc poll shows that the race is fighter than ever. nuclear talks between the u.s. and iran and a spoof of the last showdown on "saturday night live." 16 days until election day and first to front page politics at a blond new nbc poll today show that president obama and mitt romney are tied among likely voters. president obama lea-- with juste day to go before the third and final presidential debate both sides are weighing in. >> we feel good about where we are, we're even ahead in this battleground states, and if you look at the early voting that's going on around the country, it's very robust and it's ve very --? it's a trend in our direction, and i have been all over the state in the last six weeks. the enthusiasm energy is on our side this year, i mean it's not like 2008 at all. we make three times more phone calls in all of 2008 with our volunteers. 25 more door knocks all of 2008. so something's different on the ground. >> we're getting our very first look inside the debate hall ahead of tomorrow night's debate. the debate takes place at lynne university in boca raton,
this number was so useful to the white house yesterday. it got the unemployment rate below 8% which has been kind of a line of demarkation. the romney folks have made a big deal about it being above 8% for so many months all through president obama's tenure. the other thing is the timing. i mean, all the reviews from the debate has been so negative for president obama. and this just automatically changed the subject. at 8:30 yesterday morning we stopped talk thing about the debates and started talking about improvement in the jobless numbers >> yes. david with respect to the conspiracy theorists out there, mitt romney is not latched onto all threat rick. but could all this talk, this talk, could it damage him in the long run? i mean, in some ways all it does is just highlight the fact we're talking below 8%. >> absolutely, alex. i think that the romney campaign didn't respond to that because they don't want to be anywhere near it. even some conservatives quickly denounced those remarks, that tweet by jack welch. and i think that frankly for the obama administration those people who believe j
strategist for the obama campaign. >> i think there's a lot of hype. when polls were wildly positive for us that the public polls are all over the place. the reality of the race on the ground is we're ahead. we feel good about where we are. >> i think the race is very close. the win is at governor romney's back. you can see the momentum on the trail. but the country is evenly dwited. we thought this would be a close race. i know it now ahead in it will polls. i believe governor romney is going to win in november. >> also the republican national committee released a new web ad featuring clips from last week's vice presidential debate. >> did they come in and inherent a tough situation, absolutely. but we're going in the wrong direction. last year we're slower than the year before. job growth in september. we're slower than it was in august and august was slower than it was in july. president obama is getting star power with actor morgan freeman narrating the spot. >> every president inherits challenges. few have faced so many. four years later, our enemies have been brought to justice. our h
that it was a catch phrase on twitter all day. it trended worldwide. you saw vice president biden using it. they've obviously poll tested it. this is something we're going to hear through the end of the election. >> i don't doubt you, come to think about it. anyway, david, mitt romney countered the president's comment by calling it a pretty attack. he also called the president's campaign a quote, incredible shrinking campaign. do these kinds of attacks, when either party, win points with voters? >> when you talk to experts about this they'll say the polling will show voters are turned off by this and it tamps down turnout but when you actually look at the data, it actually in some cases the more negative the campaign, the more turnout there is. and i think the reason is, because it plays well to the, you know, the candidate's own base. and you saw yesterday i think in the clip you showed right there that when the president used the term romnesia the crowd immediately reacted. as amie said, it was trending on twitter. it can rile up your own base and so i think, as amy said, the president is goin
of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> joining me now for more front page politics, political columnist for the "washington post" dana millbank and white house editor for politico rachel smolkin. >>> dana, with this new gallup pole, 51% of americans think president obama won the last debate. 37% side with mitt romney. what are both camps saying ahead of the final debate, and what do you expect to see on monday? what's the attitude, what's the approach? >> well, alex, by all accounts this last debate is probably the least important because they've had two chances to make this impression and because it's about form policy which isn't what this campaign is primarily about. but that said, this is a very close election. so if one or the other has a very big moment or very bad moment, that could really change things. you don't need to change a whole lot of votes here, assuming there are really some undecided outside there. >> what do you think about that at this point in the race, rachel, what dana is saying it's probably not going to change anyone's minds unless there's a moment. >
afghanistan and he and his family are here tonight with us watching this show in this very room. so welcome home, sergeant willis. look you're on tv! it is really cool to have you guys here and it is the best new thing in our world today. weekends with alex witt starts now. >>> the final match-up. both candidates gearing up for their last debate before the election. they're talking foreign policy. but should they be talking about the economy? live reports ahead. >>> early voting. many ballots already cast. where do we stand? we will talk with an expert in the field. >>> new unemployment numbers, they fell in 41 states and swing states either dropped or held steady. so what are the political implications? >> office politics is our morning joe team. their take on who has the advantage in the all-important female vote. >>> and a good morning to all of you, welcome to "weekends with alex witt," we're going to get to what's happening right now out there as we have 17 days until the election. and first we go to front page politics. this weekend both president obama and mitt romney are pre
economy. now, if you understand the way the bureau of labor statistics collects data, and i used to work for the department of labor, and i used to work for the executive office of the white house. the firewalls are impenetrable and this is an institution that's been delivering day reports with as much integrity as you can imagine for decade upon decade. never any suggestion of political bias that's had anything close to substantiation. so if you think -- i'm a little bit -- this has gotten under my skin, alex. if you think that there's something going on there, and you don't have a shred of evidence, you just have to be quiet. now, if you have evidence, let's talk about it. but they've got nothing, and they just didn't like the number. >> okay. so when we talk about manipulating numbers, you're talking about firewalls and the like. a, could somebody, is there a way to do it? or, for instance, the question i asked you about breaking it down by race. and you had an answer to that. but you then talked about let's look at it a different way. let's look at it from a perspective of education.
widespread amounts over 6 inches of rain. and what does that mean for us? that means coastal flooding because the storm surge. it means inland flooding because of the massive amounts of rain. we're also going to see those strong winds at times gusting up near 80 miles per hour. but both before the height of the storm monday night into tuesday morning, during the day monday and during the day tuesday even into wednesday, winds will remain strong. and with all the leaves on the trees, downed trees will be the biggest concern creating power outages that could take days to restore that power. so that's going to be the huge concern especially monday into tuesday. alex? >> i tell you, i could not turn away. thank you for that. power-packed information we can all use. thank you so much, dylan dryer. >>> dylan was mentioning in north carolina today tropical storm force winds are sending waves crashing into the shoreline. the residents say they're ready. >> today i'm just sort of protecting my home, and battening down the hatches. >> got a little generator. making sure the oil is clean, got water and
to encourage economic growth. >> lower tax rates for him, then us. is that the way to grow america? >> well, expect that one seen on a tv screen near you especially if you're in a swing state. from mitt romney and the gop meanwhile a new ad strategy. the "new york post" says romney and his colleagues are looking at a high rate high media strategy. pro romney ad buys double and even tripled in some key swing states this week. >>> later today paul ryan wrapped up a campaign rally just a few short hours ago. he echoed a theme we heard in the debate friday night. >> the president had his chance. he had his choices. he came in with one-party rule. able to do everything on his own choosing. and just look at where we are now. 23 million americans are struggling for work today. in fact, since the president was elected, for every worker added, ten left the labor force. >> mitt romney is also campaigning in ohio today. he'll be making stops in portsmouth and lebanon later this afternoon. >>> today president obama is taking a short trip to virginia to get ready for the next debate with mitt romney. nb
and dangerous hurricane is sweeping toward the mid-atlantic coastline. it will move closer to the u.s. tomorrow. mandatory evacuations under way right now. people in atlantic city, new jersey, as well as parts of connecticut, dwanbegan evacuati moments ago. evacuation orders for low-lying par parts of delaware, maryland, and new york. andrew cuomo spoke with this news for america's largest city. >> i'm announcing the mta will suspend bus, subway and commuter rail service at 7:00 p.m. this evening. >> something to know for all commuters, and the impending severe weather is suspending campaign events. president obama has cancelled events for virginia. sandy is expected to spawn heavy rain, storm surge, and eventually snow. dylan dryer has it all. a big report. >> a big report on a big storm, alex. it extends basically the size of it from boston to charlotte, north carolina. that say huge storm, and when it makes its wayon sho on onshore, affect that length of coastline. major events across the eastern seaboard. still a category to 1 storm. the 11:00 a.m. report has not changed. 573 miles directly
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